Do you love painting your nails? Have you always wanted to get nail art? In our latest video, we went to Rachel's favorite nail salon in Seoul and filmed the entire experience! Watch to see the step-by-step process for getting gel nails in South Korea. In our opinion, the nail art that Korean salons can do is the extra special part!!
This past weekend, three members of our ottoKWORLD team, Rachel, Eleanor, and Lisa, headed off to Gyeongbok Palace in downtown Seoul to see the beautiful autumn leaves on the palace grounds. Not only did we visit the palace, but we also got the chance to dress up in gorgeous hanbok! We are a team of young professionals, living, working, and studying in Korea, and we’re going to be bringing you fun content about exploring and living in Korea.
Are you living in Seoul? Have you been thinking about getting your hair done, but not sure how to find a good place where the staff is experienced with styling foreigners' hair and can even speak English? Don't fret! We're here to help! Here are 5 simple steps to getting your hair done in Korea!!
[Welcome to a new VIDEO segment on ottoKWORLD called ottoK-Go! We will be posting videos about our lives in Korea and the adventures we have here! Be sure to follow us for updates!]
Book lovers rejoice! Located in downtown Seoul, the Starfield Library has more than 50,000 books. But what makes this place extra special is that it's actually located in the middle of a mall! Be sure to visit COEX Mall and the Starfield Library next time you're Seoul.
As previously announced, ottoKWORLD is going to Seoul!!! We thought it would be best to introduce ourselves for those of you at all curious about the crazy people you will be seeing on entertaining excursions all over Korea this summer. As Rara already introduced herself, here are some Q&As to help you get to know Ash!
As previously announced, ottoKWORLD is headed to Seoul this summer! While both Ash and I have both been to Korea before, this will be our first time living there for an extended amount of time. We’re officially about to graduate from being tourists and we sure can’t wait to be actual Seoul residents! (At least for the 2 months we’re there…)
It’s been our dream to live in Korea for more than a few years now and we’re so excited to turn this dream into a reality! We both sat down to talk about the top things we wanted to do during our trip, so after a 15-minute intense discussion (interrupted by a very important two-hour trip into the BTS music video black hole), we came up with a pretty awesome list!
Before we officially begin ottoKWORLD Goes to Seoul, we wanted to make sure that you all have a chance to get to know us! If you’re going to be following our adventures in Korea this summer, it’s best that you know a bit more about the faces you’ll be seeing quite a bit of on your screen!
For background, Ash and Rara met while studying in Nanjing, China. Ironically, it was their love of Korea and K-pop (not just China) that bonded them and their awesome group of K-pop obsessed friends together. Rara and Mel take full responsibility for corrupting Ash by showing her that there was more to K-pop than just EXO!
Here are some Q&As to help you get to know Rara! Ash’s profile will be coming soon!!
Exciting news!! This summer ottoKWORLD IS GOING TO KOREA!
That’s right, we (Ash and Rara) are leaving next week for South Korea where we will be studying Korean and wandering around Seoul in search of K-pop and K-drama related adventures!
ottoKWORLD Goes to Seoul is our segment to document our travels in Korea!